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Chelsea starlet reveals influence of ‘role model’ John Terry

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern think very highly of young forward Tammy Abraham…

Currently playing for Bristol City in the Championship, Abraham has quickly established himself as one of the most deadly strikers in the Chelsea developmental system – with the Englishman picking up 15 goals already this season.

Much has been made of Chelsea’s approach to youth develop, with their insistence on the loan system often coming under criticism in the Transfer Tavern, but Tammy Abraham appears to be loving life within it. Now, with the forward halfway through his loan spell, Abraham has revealed his secret weapon whilst on loan: Chelsea captain John Terry.

Speaking to Mirror Football (via the Daily Mirror), Abraham said: “John Terry is a massive role model to so many youngsters…He’s always interacting with it [the academy], and he’s always talking to me as well”.

He continued: “I think that’s what I need really, because he’ll send me a message saying ‘get yourself back on the score sheet’ or even if you’re not scoring, to work on your overall game and give 100% every time you’re out there”.

Whilst John Terry has become less significant within the Chelsea first team, it would appear as though his influence on the younger crop of Chelsea players is only increasing as time goes on.

In fairness, Terry is the perfect person to form a connection between Chelsea and their loan army – with the Englishman one of the few players to make it through the Chelsea youth system over the last few years.

Significantly, Terry’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season – and with the defender seemingly taking more of an interest in off-the-field roles at Chelsea, could he transition to a role in-house with the Blues? On a similar note, with Chelsea forward Diego Costa still being linked with a move away, could Abraham, under the tutelage of Terry, come back to Stamford Bridge and impress at the end of the season?

What do you think Chelsea fans?

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